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Scoliosis causing rib pain?

AnonymousUserAnonymousUser Posts: 51,513
edited 06/11/2012 - 1:22 PM in Lower Back Pain
I have lumbar (why I'm posting in the lower back pain section) scoliosis that was fixed by surgery but my surgeon said that the scoliosis seems to be taking it's toll. (I am fused T11-L3 with 5 screws and a rod) I now have osteoarthritis under my fusion and quite a bad bulging disc. I get a lot of back pain, but what I'm worried about it the fact that on and of I get bad sharp rib pain, in both sides but mostly my left side. Do you think this is something to mention to my surgeon? Or is it something completely different as I've heard of people with scoliosis having costoplasties on their ribs. Apparently this is quite common??

A bit of help please, sorry if this isn't the right place to post,



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